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Big Stonecoal Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.3 mile 6.9 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 31' 9 m
Descent: -1,133' -345 m
High: 3,902' 1,189 m
Low: 2,799' 853 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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The Big Stonecoal trail drops you into the southern forests of the Dolly Sods Wilderness.

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Features River/Creek · Wildlife

Description

The Big Stonecoal trail winds through dense foliage, along natural springs and growing creeks, and pine forests. It begins in the north at a junction with the Blackbird Knob Trail and Breathed Mountain Trail. The Big Stonecoal Trail extends south on an old logging railroad corridor.

The trail parallels Stonecoal Run for nearly its entire journey, crossing it three times before the stream empties into Red Creek. The second two-thirds of the trail offers opportunities to find water if necessary, and you'll find some great campsites! Just north of Breathed Mountain, you'll find waterfalls and awesome photo opportunities. After meeting up with the Rocky Point Trail, continue to head south and downhill to the junction with Red Creek Trail.

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Cascades of water coming down the creek
May 20, 2015 near Davis, WV
A fall Hike on the Big Stonecoal Trail, to Lion's Head.
Jan 23, 2018 near Davis, WV
Big Stonecoal Trail
May 20, 2015 near Davis, WV
Dolly Sods Waterfall
May 18, 2015 near Davis, WV

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